Did combo with Wetterhorn from Matterhorn TH. Beautiful day!
Made the long trek over from Matterhorn Creek in the hopes of climbing both Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn. Unfortunately, the weather was less than ideal, so we only got to Uncompahgre. I enjoyed the look of this mountain- very unusual.
This was one of my favorite 14'ers for a long time until I've done enough that it's hard to pick just one!
I started at the Matterhorn Creek TH and first summited Wetterhorn and Matterhorn. I then took the long way around on the SW slopes route to the standard trail. An awesome looking mountain but not very interesting for climbing.
Made the summit in 5:30 with a ctc of 7:40.
Awesome hike, just don't stumble off that face that's 5 feet from the summit! Walk over to the slightly lower summit that overlooks Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, etc. for an awesome perch with even more exposure!
Uncompahgre was our very 1st 14er attempted back in June 2004, but we were snowed off the mountain at 13,100. This time we took the Matterhorn Creek TH. It was a gorgeous day, and beautiful views. We took a short cut up southwest scree field on the saddle. We were thinking about bagging Wetterhorn also, but decided to save it for another day! ;o)
over from Wetterhorn before the storms!
After summiting Wetterhorn at 6:30am, we headed over the L-O-N-G slog accross the valley... up and down and up and down... traversed all the way to the trail on the end of the ridge, and hiked up. What amazing drops from the summit! Only 13 more to go!!!!
Started at 6:30. completed it at 9:30. Nice hike but farely long. Rather straight foward.
Hiked over from Wetterhorn. Booked it down after an instantaneous flash/boom lightning/thunder combination while I was still at 13000 ft.
Just a damn nice weekend. The hike was nice and luckily the wheather held out long enough to summit. Not many people out that day and that was nice. One of the more scenic 14ers, but then again it is the San Juans which are just all around amazing.
Combo with Wetterhorn, solo and only saw 1 person and 3 mountain lions.
best view of any 14'er I've been up so far.
I went up this one solo with the clouds chasing me, forntunately the rain and lightning didn't start until 20 mins after I came off the summit.
Beautiful day, but cold winds were howling.
A great hike with my girlfriend & our dog-1st 14er for both of them.
We started the hike in the moonlight. Beautiful sunrise and great vistas from the trail and the summit. Our photos are here: Uncompahgre Peak hike
Good hike. Maybe the best view from any 14er summit.
Mostly because it didn't seem like one, drove to trailhead in aspen
season and hiked graded path to summit
Long day but well worth it, weather moving in made for a short stop at the summit.